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Face: tapestry; cotton warp, 6 to cm; Weft: wool and cotton, divided into three areas, neutral, yellow wool, pinkish red wool, and light tan cotton, mouth and eyes woven with brown wool and white cotton. Hair: dark brown woolen fringe. Body: bundle of bast fibres or reeds, wrapped in...

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Gift of Edward W. Hooper to MFA, 1878

Credit Line

Gift of Edward W. Hooper

Peruvian (Chancay), Late Intermediate Period, A.D. 1000–1476

Object Place

Central Coast, Peru


36 x 19 cm (14 3/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton and wool slit tapestry (face), plain weave (dress), wrapping over reeds (limbs), alpaca fiber for wefts and hair.


Textiles and Fashion Arts